Pledging Gamma Tau Mu Omega: Why Is Anyone Still Using the Torture-Is-a-Fraternity-Prank Argument?

Down in the comments on Dahlia Lithwick’s piece about America’s

monstrous ongoing acceptance of torture

, someone has dug out the old pro-torture talking point that


is something that “would not be too out of place as part of fraternity hazing.”

You know what else is a normal thing fraternities do?

Burning emblems into people’s flesh

with red-hot coat hangers. So why aren’t we doing that to our captives, too? It’s all good, bro.